Monday, April 11, 2011

Autism Awareness Hop and Giveaway

April is Autism Awareness Month

Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills.

Autism is a physical condition linked to abnormal biology and chemistry in the brain. The exact causes of these abnormalities remain unknown, but this is a very active area of research. There are probably a combination of factors that lead to autism .Autism affects boys 3 - 4 times more often than girls. Some doctors believe the increased incidence in autism is due to newer definitions of autism. The term "autism" now includes a wider spectrum of children. 

I am participating in this hop for many reasons but the most important reason is the support for  a good friend of mine and a  fellow blogger has a son who was diagnosed with the disorder several years back. 

I will be giving away an ARC of Abandon by: Meg Cabot

For our portion of this giveaway all you will need to do is Be a follower and  comment below telling me how you feel about this disorder make sure to include your email address.

The winner will be chosen using

Links for Autism Info:

Autism Speaks

Autism Society

Autism Resources

Make sure you hop over and enter to win with these other blogs who are participating in this hop


  1. Great giveaway for a good couse. I have read a little of autism but I know people how is autistic, and for me they are special,I don't see them as a sick person or disable, I think they are very inteligente and genuine, One of this special persons theach me alot about life and give me a hug thad change my life he was a great person but he past away a few year ago and he will be always in my heart.

  2. I know a little about the disease. I have also known a few people that have been affected before and how it impacts their lives. This is a great cause.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  3. I just wanted to say thank you for spreading awareness about Autism, and for hosting this amazing giveaway! I'm a 4th year medical student who has worked with Autistic individuals, and it has been extremely rewarding for me. This condition has acquainted me with people, wonderful children and adults alike, who are faced with adversity, and yet live through it all with brave fronts. And that strength, and braveness is not only exhibited by the patients themselves, but by their family and loved ones as well. I wrote a post about it on my blog, I would greatly appreciated it, if you would give it a read! My post on Autism Awareness:


    GFC Follower: Enamored Soul
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

  4. I am a GFC follower. Thanks for the giveaway and spreading the word about Autism.

  5. I'm a GCF follower and I think a lot of people think autistic people are just stupid or something. If they were to just talk to someone with autism for a few minutes though they'd realize that's not it at all. I worked with an autistic boy for my student teaching and he was amazing. He had such a unique view of the world.


  6. thanks for the support! i'm part of this hop as well. my mother is a special education highschool teacher and i love her students! last night i attended their "Circle of Friends" special prom, where the kids got to have SO MUCH FUN. they are so cute, so happy, even though they face such hard times so often!

    I <3 a classroom full of autistic kids, and i'm proud of it!

    americangirlie1991 AT yahoo DOT com

    (im a follower)

  7. Thanks for being such a good friend!!I have never knew anyone personally who had Autism, but it still breaks my heart for them and their families. I am a follower-GFC-judy


  8. My IT co-worker's son has severe autism, hearing this dedicated father speak of his son & their family's struggles is heartbreaking.
    Thank you for spreading awareness about Autism! Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!

  9. I have to be honest I don't know much about Autism but I find it interesting it effects more boys than girls.


  10. Great way to teach people about autism - the more people know, the less scary it is.

  11. I feel that people don't know enough about it. I myself don't know that much, and I really wish I had thought to learn more when I went to middle school with some kids who had Autism.

    Thanks for supporting such a wonderful cause!!

    elfdrop AT gmail DOT com

  12. Thanks for the giveaway :) I don't know that much about autism, but I know a kid who has it and it's a little tough for his family sometimes.

  13. I'm a GFC follower. I feel that this disorder is one that helps us look at the world in a different way. It helps people to become stronger and more understanding.
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  14. I follow with GFC. My son is on the spectrum and everyday with him is difficult but well worth it.

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

  15. I know a little about autism, but haven't been personally affected by it. I'm glad people are becoming more aware and it is a great cause.
    GFC follower

  16. I am a GFC Follower (ArtsyBookishGal)

    Thank you for spreading awareness and this lovely giveaway!
    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

  17. I'm your follower via GFC

    I do not know much about the disorder, but I think it affects people greatly, and we should be kind to them.


  18. Thank you for supporting Autism Awareness.

    I am a GFC follower.

    My brother is severly autistic and 55 years old.
    I am hoping that more people learn more about autism and find some way to help.


  19. i am a gfc follower.
    my little cousin is autistic and i love him to pieces.. and i can only hope the best for him and spreading the word and the support thats out there helps a lot.

  20. My oldest friend's son is autistic. He suffers so much. Wish we knew more about this.

  21. It would just be amazing if "they" could find the cause of this disease and stop it early!!

    thanks for the giveaway!!

    GFC Michele Luker


  22. My childhood friend's brother is autistic. Back in the day, there was little known about autism so he was diagnosed as being mentally retarded.

    My first exposure to autism was through the movie, RAIN MAN. Also, one of my favorite TV shows, PARENTHOOD, has a character with Aspergers. Also, James Durbin, a finalist on American Idol, has Aspergers and Touretts Syndrome.

    Thanks for participating in this hop for such a worthy cause.

  23. I think Autism Awareness is very important. I work in a University Counseling Center and we have many autistic students. It's very important for people to learn about this disorder and how to interact with those afflicted by it.


  24. I don't know a lot about autism but have learned a lot through this giveaway hop, especially how much love, understanding, and hard work it takes to help someone with autism. Thanks for helping spread awareness!
    Old GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
    Email: lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  25. Thank you for this giveaway hop. I don't know anyone that has Autism. But I have a little more understanding about it now. Knowledge only makes us stronger.
    I'm a GFC follower
    cindymacbeth at gmail dot com

  26. I know a little bit about autism. One of uncles has a grandson that is autistic. Thanks for spreading awareness about this disorder!
    I follow via GFC (Throuthehaze)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  27. Most of what little I know about autism comes from visiting with my parents' friends who have autistic children, and I greatly admire them for what they do for their kids.

    I'm a new GFC follower.
    susanna dot pyatt at student dot org

  28. I think it's important to know more about it since it's not that rare. I'm like a lot of people who know little about it.

    GFC Follower
    destinyfighter7 AT gmail DOT com

  29. i don't know anyone that has it but its important to be aware of it because I might know someone who has it in the future
    GFC follower

  30. I have a 7 year old grandson affected by this disorder so I would love to see them discover a cure for this condition.

    GFC follow as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  31. GFC follower: nicolesender
    Autism is just now being recognized and I think improved awareness is the key.

  32. Thank you for being in the hop! My son has asperger's syndrome. It can be difficult but he is a great guy and just so much fun to be around. He is extremely smart and kind to everyone. I wouldn't have him any other way!!

  33. am a follower.
    Have taught several children with autism -- it is a wide wide wide spectrum
    bmcbroom at

  34. My nephew has Asperger's. He's a great kid, but he has been bullied and mocked. I hope that awareness can be raised so this will not happen to others.

    lhoffpauir at gmail

  35. Thank you for this giveaway! This past summer I worked at a summer camp and one of my campers had asperger's. it was really great working with him and getting him to open up and learn more about him.


  36. Wonderful giveaway, I think this book sounds great! My 7 year old son was just diagnosed with Asperger's, but I think he is perfect just the way he is :) Thanks for being a part of this hop!

  37. I have cousins with autism.
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com